On This Day in History for March 20

Events in History

  • 141 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1345 Saturn, Jupiter and Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
  • 1525 Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants
  • 1569 Duke of Alva leads "tenth penning" in Les Ponts de Cé
  • 1598 Governor of Brittany, Philippe Emmanuel the Duke of Mercœur submits to French King Henry IV at Angers
  • 1600 The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden
  • 1602 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms
  • 1616 Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
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Weddings in History

  • 1878 53rd UK Prime Minister Archibald Primrose (31) weds heiress Hannah de Rothschild (27) at the Board of Guardians in Mount Street, London
  • 1934 Vietnam emperor Bảo Đại (20) weds empress Nam Phương (19) at the imperial city of Huế
  • 1963 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke

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